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microtome

 [mi´kro-tōm]
an instrument for making thin sections for microscopic study.
freezing microtome one for cutting frozen tissues.
rotary microtome one in which wheel action is translated into a back-and-forth movement of the specimen being sectioned.
sliding microtome one in which the specimen being sectioned is made to slide on a track.

mi·cro·tome

(mī'krō-tōm),
An instrument for making sections of biologic tissue for examination under the microscope.
See also: ultramicrotome.
Synonym(s): histotome

microtome

A mechanical device used to section tissues embedded in a support matrix, such as paraffin for light microscopic, and resin for electron microscopic examination.

mi·cro·tome

(mī'krō-tōm)
An instrument for making sections of biologic tissue for examination under the microscope.
Synonym(s): histotome.

microtome

An instrument for cutting very thin slices from a block of tissue set in wax, or frozen, for microscopic examination after mounting on a slide and staining.

microtome

an instrument used for cutting very thin sections for microscopic examination.
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The order is divided into the following items: - lot no 1 "semi-automatic rotary microtome", - lot no 2 "electronic stethoscope", - lot no 3 "telemetric ecg with holter", - lot no 4 "spectrophotometer", - lot no 5 "autoclave", - lot no 6 "cryo conservation equipment", - lot no 7 "couves", - lot no 8 "thermostat", - lot no 9 "detector for foreign bodies", - lot no 10 "microscope complete with a stereoscope", - lot no 11 "echoograph", - lot no 12 "microscope, Research, Monitor", - lot no 13 "training and laboratory binocular microscopes", - lot no 14 "low temperature freezer".